Reintegration as a right and the rites of reintegration: A comparative review of de-stigmatization practices

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  • Shadd Maruna


Ex-prisoners routinely list the stigma they face from mainstream society and the criminal justice system as being a chief obstacle in the process of desistance from crime and this is strongly supported by criminological research on labeling theory. Surprisingly, therefore, relatively little research on offender rehabilitation focuses on strategies for reducing stigmatization and the processes of status degradation individuals experience in the criminal justice system. This chapter reviews some recent ideas regarding de-labeling strategies and some practices in this regard internationally.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEffective Interventions in the Lives of Criminal Offenders
EditorsJohn A. Humphrey, Peter Cordella
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781461489306
ISBN (Print)1461489296, 9781461489290
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014